Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience

An interview with Martin E.P. Seligman by Sarah Green Carmichael

Sarah Green: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review, I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with University of Pennsylvania Professor Martin Seligman, the man known as the father of positive psychology. He’s the author of the new book, Flourish, and of the HBR article, “Building Resilience” in the April 2011 issue of the magazine. Marty, thanks so much for talking with us today.

Martin Seligman: Glad to be here.

Sarah Green: I know it’s a huge project, but I’d like to start with having you just give us a quick encapsulation of the work that you’ve been doing with the United States Army, which is the foundation of the article. ...

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